Isabel Hardman – Why We Get the Wrong Politicians
Info: Politicians are consistently voted the least trusted professional group by the UK public. Every year, they introduce new legislation that fails to achieve what it set out to do – often with terrible financial and human costs. But, with some notable exceptions, they are decent, hard-working people, doing a hugely demanding job. In this searching examination of our political class, award-winning journalist Isabel Hardman tries to square this circle. Through ground-breaking research and interviews across the political spectrum – from researchers to prime ministers – she lifts the lid on the strange world of Westminster, showing how the culture and institutions of parliament fail both the electorate and MPs themselves.